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Buildbox is described as 'breakthrough game creation experience. Creating games is as easy as dropping images into the software, making changes to their properties and hitting play' and is a game development tool in the development category. There are more than 25 alternatives to Buildbox for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Mac, Linux, Online / Web-based and Windows Phone. The best alternative is Godot Engine, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like Buildbox are Unity, Unreal Engine, Roblox and Construct 3.

Buildbox alternatives are mainly Game Development Tools but may also be Sandbox Games or IDEs. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of Buildbox.
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  1. Godot Engine is a feature-packed, cross-platform game engine to create 2D and 3D games from a unified interface. It provides a comprehensive set of common tools, so that users can focus on making games without having to reinvent the wheel.

    ⚫︎ LightweightGodot Engine consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
    ⚫︎ PortableGodot Engine can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
    ⚫︎ Keyframe AnimationCompositions can be keyframed in Godot Engine, allowing you to change the parameters over time.
    ⚫︎ MultiplayerGodot Engine offers a game mode for more than one player.
    ⚫︎ Support for scriptingGodot Engine supports scripts and macros to automate or customize tasks.
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  2. Unity is a multi-platform game development tool, designed from the start to ease creation.

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  3. Unreal Engine is a professional suite of tools and technologies used for building high-quality games across a range of platforms. Unreal Engine’s rendering architecture enables developers to achieve stunning visuals and also scale elegantly to lower-end systems.

    ⚫︎ Support for scriptingUnreal Engine supports scripts and macros to automate or customize tasks.
    ⚫︎ Node BasedUnreal Engine supports node editing, a form of visual programming that gives you full control over the rendering.
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    Roblox

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    Roblox allows you to create games, build whatever you want with lego-like bricks, play other games made by users of the community, and even participate in the economy by trading, selling, buying, and collecting items.

    ⚫︎ MultiplayerRoblox offers a game mode for more than one player.
    ⚫︎ Support for scriptingRoblox supports scripts and macros to automate or customize tasks.
    ⚫︎ Multiple Account supportRoblox support multiple accounts without the need to logout and login
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  5. Construct 3 is a powerful 2D game development engine which uses Scirra's intuitive event system to allow its users to build all kinds of games and apps.

    ⚫︎ MultiplayerConstruct 3 offers a game mode for more than one player.
    ⚫︎ Cloud SyncSync your data (notes, documents, bookmarks, etc.) across your different devices and to the cloud.
    ⚫︎ Live PreviewInstantly see what your files and documents look like as you create them.
    ⚫︎ Keyframe AnimationCompositions can be keyframed in Construct 3, allowing you to change the parameters over time.
    ⚫︎ Support for LayersConstruct 3 supports the organization of elements through a hierarchical order that can be manipulated/viewed independently.
    ⚫︎ Full-Text SearchConstruct 3 lets you search for specific words or phrases from inside a document or database.
    ⚫︎ PortableConstruct 3 can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
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    Construct 2

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    Scirra Construct is a 2D game development engine with a focus on building games visually. No programming is required though the software uses a visual method for event handling that relies on programming concepts like variables, loops and conditions.

    ⚫︎ PortableConstruct 2 can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
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    Discontinued

    Construct 2 was taken off of the market in July 1, 2020, full support will be ceased in July 1, 2021. https://www.construct.net/en/make-games/buy-construct?action=c2retirement

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    Bevy Game Engine

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    A refreshingly simple data-driven game engine built in Rust. Free and Open Source Forever!

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    Cocos Creator

    • FreeProprietary
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    Cocos Creator is a complete package of game development tools and workflow, including a game engine (based on Cocos2d-x), resource management, scene editing, game preview, debug and publish one project to multiple platforms.

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    Open 3D Engine

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    Open 3D Engine (O3DE) is an Apache 2.0-licensed multi-platform 3D engine that enables developers and content creators to build AAA games, cinema-quality 3D worlds, and high-fidelity simulations without any fees or commercial obligations.

    ⚫︎ MultiplayerOpen 3D Engine offers a game mode for more than one player.
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    Evergine

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    The Graphics Development Engine for Business and Industry. Build high-quality 3D solutions and deploy to any platform.

    ⚫︎ Extensible by Plugins/ExtensionsEvergine can be extended with add-ons, plugins and extensions.
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